Don’t ever let anyone convince you that you are incapable of doing something. Years ago, I was told that my autistic son would be incapable of learning alongside his peers. That he would live in a home for those with special needs and that he would never be independent.
Those professionals were wrong. My son has grown tremendously over the past several years. Although his sentences may not be well structured all the time, he speaks well. He reads, writes, does great in math and science, and has excellent artistic skills. Also, contrary to what the professionals said, he is becoming independent.
Everyday he is becoming more and more self-reliant, learning to do things on his own. From multi-step chores, to cooking, to doing laundry, even learning to take the bus. All of these things are preparing him for when he becomes an adult.
He may start adulthood a bit later than his peers, but when he does, I firmly believe that he will be ready. Not only will he be ready, but he will excel and go well beyond the boundaries that the professionals set for him all those years ago. He already has.
Professionals are educated, needed and appreciated. However each person is different, with individual abilities and should be seen and treated that way. There is no one-size fits all standard. My son has proved that. He is not incapable. On the contrary, he is very capable.
We are all capable of doing anything we set our minds to do. All it takes is perseverance and the determination to succeed.
Using LindaGHill’s SoCS prompt: In-. Find a word that begins with the prefix “in” or use the word itself anywhere in your post.